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Farontothemaddingcrowd Sun 15-Oct-17 19:37:00

I feel absolutely drained. Big black circles under my eyes and like I'm wading through treacle every day. I sleep ok though always wake up several times a night. I've lost interest in my appearance and feel like a big frumpy mess at the moment.

Papafran Sun 15-Oct-17 19:38:23

Thyroid? Depression? Anemia?
You should go to the doctors to get checked out.

Farontothemaddingcrowd Sun 15-Oct-17 19:42:14

My ferritin levels are very low, 7, I think. I'm not actually anaemic but the stored iron is extremely low so I have iron tablets. I'm also on anti depressants and while I'm not crying or sad, I'm flat.

timeistight Sun 15-Oct-17 19:45:10

Ferritin that low can give you all those symptoms.

You really need to talk to your GP about an infusion to bring your levels up. With iron tablets it could take years.

DangerousBeanz Sun 15-Oct-17 19:47:17

Get your thyroid checked. That's how I felt. And my defeat in levels were low and I needed antidepressants. Those are classic symptoms.
There is no tired on earth like thyroid tired. It's like being drained both physically and emotionally.

Farontothemaddingcrowd Sun 15-Oct-17 19:47:18

The gp said to go back in three months after a course of iron and have another blood test and further investigations if it's no better.

bridgetreilly Sun 15-Oct-17 19:53:42

Feeling flat and emotionless is a symptom of depression. You might need a higher dose?

Danceswithwarthogs Sun 15-Oct-17 19:56:17

3 months is a long time to feel terrible!!

ghostyslovesheets Sun 15-Oct-17 19:56:25

did your GP check your B12?

I feel like you at the moment but my B12 jab is due next week which is why - get it checked if it hasn't been

Farontothemaddingcrowd Sun 15-Oct-17 19:58:06

I was deficient in b12, had jabs and apparently my levels are fine now confused

Farontothemaddingcrowd Sun 15-Oct-17 19:58:45

I think I'll book in again and just say how shocking I've been feeling.

ghostyslovesheets Sun 15-Oct-17 20:06:10

yes do - it's horrible being so shattered

did you have the 5 jabs over 2 weeks? When is your next jab due?

Farontothemaddingcrowd Sun 15-Oct-17 20:11:49

I had the 5 jabs but it was about six months ago. They've not mentioned getting more.

ghostyslovesheets Sun 15-Oct-17 21:03:49

why was it low?

Mine is caused by malabsorption - so I can't get it naturally - therefore I have a jab every 12 weeks - please go back to your GP and discuss it - pernicious anemia is really awful sad

Farontothemaddingcrowd Sun 15-Oct-17 21:05:42

I'm not sure why it was low. I was low in folates as well and my hb was 9, So I was actually anaemic at that point. That's improved at least.

ghostyslovesheets Sun 15-Oct-17 21:14:24

Go back to your GP - it sounds like you are low again - they should at least be telling you a) why you have it and b) what treatment you need

Farontothemaddingcrowd Tue 17-Oct-17 20:37:54

I have had a recent blood test and was told the b12 was fine. I feel like a zombie though and taking iron makes me sick.
I have restarted anti depressants in the past few months which could be contributing to tiredness.

Sonders Tue 17-Oct-17 21:02:44

In my experience anti-depressants make me much more awake - the opposite of what you've described.

I would say vitamin D but it's the wrong season, perhaps try a magnesium supplement if you're having no luck with the GP?

crispsahoy Tue 17-Oct-17 21:08:19

Sound similar to how I am when I've not been taking my thyroxine. (Yes I'm naughty, I'm working on it) I find symptoms very similar to depression. I've also had the low iron too, due to pregnancies.
Worth getting it checked.

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